Marine Ornithologists will study and survey bird populations and movements. It is often the first survey work to be done at a wind farm site because the work has to cover all seasons and needs to run for more than one year. They will provide up-to-date, evidence based and accessible ornithological advice and contribute towards the development and implementation of strategic research to develop new methods and guidance on assessing the impacts of wind farms on seabirds.
You’ll usually need an HND, foundation degree, degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, like biology, ecology, environmental science or zoology.
- An accurate and methodical approach
- Analytical and mathematical skills
- The ability to produce clear reports
- IT skills